Peaceful sporting achievements

Sporting industry rewarded for efforts to promote peace.

The Peace and Sport Awards Ceremony 2010 took place last week, when 6 awards were presented, recognizing achievements that have helped build bridges between divided communities:

  • Grand Prix for the Peace and Sport Image of the Year - tennis players Rohan Bopanna from India and Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi from Pakistan
  • Best Peace Project from an International Sports Federation - jointly won by International Federation of Netball Associations' (IFNA) Goal program, and Federation Internationale de Football Association's (FIFA) Football for Hope initiative
  • Sports Event for Peace of the Year - Rumble in Cartagena wheelchair rugby event organized by Arcangeles
  • Sports Non-Governmental Organization of the Year - The Peres Center for peace
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year - PUMA.Peace
  • Special Jury Prize (new in 2010) - Out of the Ashes film by Shabash Production

The best initiatives for peace through sport rewarded at the Peace and Sport Awards 2010